Arts Whistler Kicks Off its Annual ‘Fall For Arts’ Programming

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Whistler, BC | Arts Whistler is shining a spotlight on Whistler’s arts scene with its annual Fall For Arts programming. The season is loaded with films, gallery and exhibit openings, local music, wine events, diverse programming for kids, and much more – all the things that make Whistler the vibrant and dynamic place it is. Check it out…

FALL FOR ARTS OPENING
August 31 – September 4 | Various locations
Fall for Arts is back for its second year showcasing all things arts and culture – art markets, creative workshops, major festivals, exhibit openings, art galleries, heritage walks, local music, film nights, and more. This second season of Fall for Arts now includes events throughout the whole Sea to Sky, so there’s even more to explore! artwhistler.com/fallforarts #FallForArts

FALL FOR ARTS KICK-OFF AT THE ARTS CENTRE
August 31 | 6-8pm | All ages | Cash bar | The Arts Centre, Whistler
Arts season kicks off with a bang! This is day one of four days of community celebration with plenty of free activities making this weekend the perfect transition from summer to arts season. Check out the Bizarre Beautiful art show, enjoy a musical mayhem jam session, grab a drink, and mix and mingle with the artists among their creations. artswhistler.com

WHISTLER PRESENTS OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES: JANN ARDEN
September 1 | 7:30pm | Whistler Olympic Plaza, Whistler
Jann Arden is one of Canada’s most celebrated and loved artists, and this brilliant and multi-dimensional talent will captivate you with her heartfelt music and quick wit. Famous for her ballads and beloved for her spirit, this show will see locals and visitors alike turning out in force for this free outdoor concert by a Canadian legend. whistler.ca/whistlerpresents

SQUAMISH ARTWALK KICK-OFF
September 2 | 11am-3pm | Squamish Arts Council, Squamish
Celebrate Squamish ArtWalk all through September 2017. Squamish ArtWalk kicks off with a grand opening on September 2 from 11am-3pm. Enjoy local live music, activities, a paint-off, and free goodies. As part of Squamish ArtWalk for Canada’s 150th, they’ll be hosting a series of workshops every weekend in September. Stay tuned for more information and how to sign up, seats will be limited. squamishvisuals.com

MEET OUR ARTISTS: GRAHAM GILLMORE
September 2 | 2pm | Audain Art Museum, Whistler
Join the Audain Art Museum each month for a lively conversation with a contemporary artist from their permanent collection as they bring their works of art to life. Graham Gillmore is a Canadian painter best known for his vitriolic use of text as an art form within edgy and often controversial work. audainartmuseum.com

SOME BUNNY LOVES YOU WITH JESSE THOM
September 2 | 3:30-4:30pm | Whistler Public Library, Whistler
Meet the wonderfully talented and fun Jesse Thom, visiting author and puppeteer. Join in the fun as Jesse shares stories from his book Some Bunny Loves You. Jesse will delight you and your whole family with a playful musical puppet show. There will also be bunnies! All ages welcome, no registration required. whistlerlibrary.ca

WHISTLER PRESENTS OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES: THE BOOM BOOMS
September 2 | 7:30pm | Whistler Olympic Plaza, Whistler
Celebrate the end of summer with some dancing to The Boom Booms. This alt-soul band from Vancouver blends Latin, folk, reggae, and rock for an energizing show that won’t disappoint. whistler.ca/whistlerpresents

SUNDAYS AT THE POINT
September 3 | 11am-4pm | The Point Artist-Run Centre, Whistler
Situated in one of the most picturesque spots in Whistler, this heritage lakeside paradise comes alive every Sunday with music, local art, yummy homemade pies, and the laughter of people enjoying a game of bocce or taking a dip off the dock. This is the last Sunday at The Point for this year – don’t miss out! thepointartists.com

ARTIST TALK: DENISE DE CORDOVA
September 3 | 4pm | The Gallery @ Artisan Square, Bowen Island
Join Bowen Island Arts Council for this community talk by eminent London-based sculptor, Denise de Cordova. Describing herself as “a kind of magic realist with wilderness fantasies,” her works reflect themes of nature, identity, myth, and folklore. This is a must-attend learning event for sculptors, potters, artists, and art enthusiasts of all kinds. biac.ca

SQUAMISH LIL’WAT CULTURAL CENTRE TOURS
Sunday, September 3 & Monday, September 4 | Hourly 10am-5pm Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, Whistler
Join one of the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre’s First Nations Ambassadors on a guided tour that includes a welcome song, captivating film, and fun craft activity. Learn the meaning behind legends, carvings, art, songs, and ceremonies. Experience the Centre and have fun trying on some traditional regalia, play a drum, and discover their interactive exhibits. slcc.ca

WHISTLER MUSEUM
Open daily | Whistler Museum, Whistler
From Whistler’s colourful pioneers to the bid for the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, the museum uncovers Whistler’s best kept secrets, mountain moments, and natural history. Explore the exhibits, try on costumes from the tickle trunk, and if you’re looking for an Instagram-worthy shot, take a snap holding a real 2010 Olympic torch. whistlermuseum.org

JENNY RITTER TRIO
September 8 | 7:30pm | The Gallery @ Artisan Square, Bowen Island
Confidently laying claim to the genre “folk-rock”, Jenny plays complicated and unique pop-tinged landscapes. Originally from Vancouver Island, she is a seriously accomplished instrumentalist and supports her clear, sweet vocals with complex banjo and guitar parts. A rotating cast of bandmates includes members of Fish & Bird, The Deep Dark Woods, and The Bills. biac.ca

WHISTLER PRESENTS OUTDOOR CONERT SERIES: RUCKUS DELUXE
September 9 | Afternoon | RBC GranFondo Whistler Finish Line, Whistler
Ruckus Deluxe will celebrate at the RBC GranFondo Whistler’s finish line in Whistler Olympic Plaza. As one of Whistler’s most popular bands, the duo is a fitting close to the Whistler Presents’ line-up of free live concerts for the summer of 2017. whistler.ca/whistlerpresents

ART ON THE LAKE: BRINGING BEASTS TO LIFE
September 9-10 | 10:30am-4:30pm | Alta Lake Station House, Whistler
How do you bring your animal painting to life? Learn how to capture the creature’s character and express its playful, brazen, or bashful nature. Learn how expressive marks can bring movement to your work through texture, mark-making, and colour. Set your wild side free through interactive and collaborative exercises, building upon these tips and techniques to create a bright and engaging final work. artswhistler.com

MUSICAL THEATRE CLASSES AGES 5-12 Kids
Mondays, September 11 – November 19 | 3:30-5:30pm | The Arts Centre, Whistler
Your kids will have a blast singing, dancing, acting, and doing improv. They will grow in confidence and skill and enjoy being part of the November 19 final show. Registration required. lbpentertainment.com

INTERMEDIATE ACRYLIC PAINTING WITH TOBY JAXON
September 12 | 6:30-8:30pm | Up With Art, Squamish
This acrylic painting class is designed for intermediate students and provides an introduction to expanded use of art mediums, techniques, and methods. Instructor Toby Jaxon will lead artists on an exploration of acrylic mediums, experimenting with colour and application processes, and focus on broadened creativity while brushing up on the fundamentals of painting. upwithartbc.com

ART LAB: HOME DÉCOR STRING LANTERNS
September 12 | 6:30-8:30pm | 16+ | Cash bar | The Arts Centre, Whistler
Add some sparkle to your everyday living! For a look that’s great during the day and even brighter at night. These lanterns are all the rage in home décor. Learn how to make one yourself and impress your friends with this beautiful and delicate lantern made from string. Supplies are included. Please register online. artswhistler.com. Bring your lantern to the Winter Solstice Celebration December 21!

BLOCKBUSTER FILM SCREENING: GOING IN STYLE
September 12 | 7pm | Rated: PG | Whistler Public Library, Whistler
Lifelong buddies Willie (Morgan Freeman), Joe (Michael Caine), and Albert (Alan Arkin) decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and- narrow when their pension funds become a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three men risk it all by embarking on a daring adventure to knock off the very
bank that absconded with their money. whistlerlibrary.ca

WHISTLER VILLAGE BEER FESTIVAL
September 13-17 | Venues around Whistler Village
The Whistler Village Beer Festival is back again, bringing craft beer enthusiasts and festival lovers together in the mountains. In addition to the can’t-miss two-day Main Event, The Whistler Village Beer Festival will feature some amazing peripheral events to round out five full days of festival programming. Expect tap takeovers, cask nights, barbecues, brunches, beer yoga, and more at partner venues throughout Whistler and beyond. wvbf.ca

TEEN MUSICAL THEATRE AGES 13-18 Kids
Thursdays, September 14 – November 19 | 6-8pm | The Arts Centre, Whistler
Your teen will shine in musical theatre class. They will learn techniques in group and solo singing, character development, comic timing, and movement. Registration required. lbpentertainment.com

THE WHISTLER QUESTION: 1978-1985
September 15 | 7pm | Whistler Museum, Whistler
Join the Whistler Museum at the opening of their newest exhibit featuring the Whistler Question and special guest speakers. Explore the history of Whistler in the 1970s and 80s through the photographs used to cover the stories of the day, including the construction of the Whistler Village, sporting events, parades, festivals, and local portraits. You might just find someone or something you recognize! whistlermuseum.org

MASTER CRAFTERS: BATTLE OF THE SOURS
September 15 | 7:30pm | The Westin Patio, Whistler
The battle of the sours is on! This annual event challenges choice breweries to bring their best brew of a select style to the table. Strip the fancy branding and name recognition and get down to the raw taste of a good brew, and YOU get to be the judge. Whose sour will reign supreme for 2017? wvbf.ca

BARLEY & THE BEAST
September 16 | 6pm | Grill & Vine at the Westin, Whistler
Barley & The Beast returns for its fourth annual appearance at the Whistler Village Beer Festival. Always a popular event, this indulgent dinner features five courses of locally sourced ingredients perfectly paired with craft beers from host Jonny Gravelle of Phillips Brewing & Malting Co. Mouthwatering menu to come but you won’t want to wait to snag these tickets! wvbf.ca

ART ON THE LAKE: CREATIVE EXPLORATIONS
September 16-17 | 10:30am-4:30pm | Alta Lake Station House, Whistler
It’s about the journey not about the destination. Learn to revel in the process rather than the practice and deconstruct preconceived ideas about art-making through guided exercises. Explore the range of expressive possibilities with some simple art materials and begin to discover your unique personal expression through playfully engaging in expressive painting, movement, sculpture, and creative writing. artswhistler.com

WHISTLER VILLAGE BEER FESTIVAL MAIN EVENT
September 16 & 17 | Whistler Olympic Plaza, Whistler
For the fifth anniversary, the Main Event will include 60 breweries, 120+ varieties of beers and ciders, eight live musical acts, food trucks, and thousands of festival-goers, all in celebration of the love of beer. This year, all Saturday Main Event passes will come all-inclusive with ten tokens plus complimentary entry for Sunday, to keep the fun going all weekend long. wvbf.ca

COPPER & FIRE ARTS EVENT
September 17 | 10am-3pm | Britannia Mine Museum, Britannia Beach
Check out Mother Earth’s artistic side. The annual Copper & Fire event celebrates artists from all over BC that use mined materials “of the earth” including metalworkers, ceramic artists, jewellers, and sculptors. Celebrate the arts and observe talented artists showcase and demonstrate their craft. Enjoy activities, hands-on workshops, and live music from Carolyn Grass & Friends. britanniaminemuseum.ca

FAMILY STUDIO SUNDAYS: ABSTRACT SKIES Kids
September 17 | Drop-in from 1-4pm | Audain Art Museum, Whistler
Let the inspiration and creativity flow in the art-making studio. Once a month volunteers, artists, and facilitators welcome and guide families through hands-on, engaging art projects inspired by the permanent and temporary exhibitions, holidays, and special events. Activities are geared towards children 12 and under and their families. audainartmuseum.com

TOUR AND CRAFT – BUCKSKIN MEDICINE BAG
September 17 | 2-4pm | Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, Whistler
The afternoon begins with a welcome song, inspirational 15-minute film, and guided tour through the museum. Next you will be invited into the longhouse to craft a handmade medicine pouch using buckskin, beads, and lacing. Traditionally these pouches were used to hold medicinal herbs or treasures that provide protection for the wearer. These pouches were typically worn while journeying to neighbouring communities. slcc.ca

ROY HINZ ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
September 17-23 | 10am-4pm | Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont, Whistler
Alberta artist Roy Hinz will be sculpting live as part of the ongoing Artist-in- Residence program at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. mountaingalleries.com

HOW DEEP IS THE LAKE: AN EVENING WITH SHELLEY O’CALLAGHAN
September 19 | 7pm | Whistler Public Library, Whistler
Join author Shelley O’Callaghan for a short presentation on her personal journey to uncover the history of her family’s summer cabin at Chilliwack Lake. How Deep is the Lake will open your understanding of the people, places, and histories that often are invisible, and why it is so important to go beneath the surface of that which we cherish in life. whistlerlibrary.ca

SPANISH CONVERSATION GROUP FOR BEGINNERS
Tuesdays, September 19 – October 24 | 7-8:30pm
Whistler Public Library, Whistler
Have you always wanted to learn Spanish? Now’s your chance! Farha Guerrero, will lead you through six sessions of grammar and the basics of conversational Spanish. Registration is required and space is limited. Call 604-935- 8435 to claim your spot. whistlerlibrary.ca

YOGA AT THE AUDAIN
September 20 | 6-7:15pm | Audain Art Museum, Whistler
Nourish the soul with a yoga practice set amongst the inspiring artwork of the Audain Art Museum. Qualified yoga instructors will lead you through flowing sessions that center on the confluence of art and yoga. Each session will focus on the energy of a different gallery or artist. Classes are suitable for all levels and take place the third Wednesday of each month. audainartmuseum.com

FREE FAMILY FUN: NATURE LANTERNS WORKSHOP
September 21 | 5:30-7:30pm | The Arts Centre, Whistler
Sit together as a family to create a beautiful lantern using leaves, flowers, and other natural decorations that are pressed onto your paper lantern creation. Families can collect and bring their own natural decorations. All supplies included. Please RSVP. artswhistler.com. Bring your lantern to the Winter Solstice Celebration, December 21!

NAMING NIGHT AT THE WHISTLER MUSEUM
September 21 | 7pm | Whistler Museum, Whistler
The Whistler Museum is looking for your help! As part of this interactive evening, the Museum is seeking assistance in putting names to faces and places that appear in Whistler’s history. Whether you’re a long-time local or new to the area, have lived here or visited over the years, the Whistler Museum will be displaying a collection of photographs spanning from the 1950s to the 2000s that they are searching for more information on. Come by to tag your friends, family, and anything in between. whistlermuseum.org

TEEN BOOK & WRITING CLUB Kids
September 22 | 4-5:30pm | Whistler Public Library, Whistler
Each month the Whistler Public Library hosts a reading group for teens in the Community Room. Teens will either read a book as a group or make their own reading choice. Hear about books either suggested by you or ones we think you’ll enjoy reading and discussing. Delve into a little creative writing, some trivia quizzes, and enjoy some great snacks. whistlerlibrary.ca

TULE RUSH HAND BAG BASKET WORKSHOP AND GOURMET LUNCH
September 23 | 10am-6pm | 8605 Forest Ridge Drive, Whistler
This workshop is a chance to turn common elements of nature into impressive works of art. You will be weaving with tule rush which is a sedge that grows in lakes around southern BC. Cheryl Massey will teach you to use plaiting and twining techniques to create a beautiful shoulder bag with the addition of wild cherry bark, kelp, and a braided leather handle. Chef Denise Hughes will be catering her delicious food for your lunch. vincentmasseypottery.com

EAT DRINK PAINT!
September 23 | 7-9pm | The Gallery @ Artisan Square, Bowen Island
Join us for this socially creative evening combining a little art with lots of fun. Artist and teacher Kathleen Ainscough will lead a two-hour, step-by- step acrylic painting class, at the end of which you will have a masterpiece to take home. Enjoy treats and a glass of wine or two with friends while you play with paint in this no-pressure, relaxing environment. All supplies and one glass of wine or other beverage per participant is included. No experience required. biac.ca

HEAR AND NOW – WHISTLER’S LOCAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
September 23 & 24 | Village Square, Whistler
Discover your next favourite band. Back for its second year, Hear and Now is a festival to celebrate Whistler’s thriving local music scene. It’s two days packed with rising stars, local favourites, and awesome Sea to Sky talent. So whether you’re a resident or a visitor, come discover new music, local flavour, and local fun! artswhistler.com/hearandnow

AWARE KIDS NATURE CLUB Kids
September 24 | 10-11:30am | Whistler Public Library, Whistler
AWARE Kids Nature Club is for kids aged 6-11 interested in learning about the environment and Whistler’s natural surroundings. Kids will take part in wild plant and animal programs, interactive crafts, games, plays, and imaginative activities. whistlerlibrary.ca

COMMUNITY BOOK CLUB: ONE BROTHER SHY
September 27 | 7pm | Whistler Public Library, Whistler
Whistler Public Library and Armchair Books have joined forces to start a Community Book Club. Free and open to all, the club meets on the last Wednesday of each month. whistlerlibrary.ca

PRESERVING WITH AUTHOR LEE MURPHY
September 29 | 7pm | Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa, Whistler
Whistler Reads presents: Lee Murphy, author of The Preservatory. Join them for a fun evening of cooking demonstrations and answers to all your preserving questions. Lee will share her secrets of making the best jams, jellies, chutneys, and other preserves – just in time for you to process your fall bounty! Her book will be available for purchase and signing. bookbuffet.com

FREE DROP-IN LANTERN DECORATING
September 29, 3-6pm | September 30, 10am-1pm | The Arts Centre, Whistler
Drop in and design your own lantern! Bring your friends and family and come create with us. Drop-ins are free and lantern materials will be provided. Bring your own battery-powered candle or purchase one onsite. Get creative and bring some of your own materials like decorative paper and photos. artswhistler.com. Bring your lantern to the Winter Solstice Celebration, December 21!

GRADE 5-6- 7 BOOK CLUB Kids
September 29 | 3:30-4:30pm | Whistler Public Library, Whistler
This Book Club is for kids in Grades 5, 6, or 7 who love to read! Participants will have an opportunity to discuss books, either titles they’ve read as a group or thier own choice. Discuss your books, play some literacy games, experiment with creative writing, and enjoy a snack in the community room. whistlerlibrary.ca

HOWE SOUND PERFORMING ARTS ASSOCIATION: ALL THINGS CANADIAN
September 29 | 7:30pm | St. John the Divine Anglican Rd., Squamish
Join Howe Sound Performing Arts Association in an homage to All Things Canadian! Local teachers and performers highlight music from every province and territory of our great nation. Admission by donation. howesoundarts.ca

BC CULTURE DAYS
September 29 – October 1 | Cultural Connector, Whistler
This year, Whistler’s very own Audain Art Museum will host the provincial launch event for 2017’s BC Culture Days! In addition to the official BC Culture Days opening ceremony, the weekend will celebrate Whistler’s thriving arts and culture community. Take part in an interactive adventure through Whistler Village, exploring the Cultural Connector pathway that connects six of Whistler’s key cultural venues. BC Culture Days will showcase Whistler’s diverse arts and culture scene including exhibitions, workshops, and public art. Enjoy a live art-making challenge for youth, an evening of free access to the Audain’s impressive art collections, local musicians, and discover all the ways you can participate in Whistler’s arts and culture scene. artswhistler.com

NUMINOUS WHISTLER PREMIER
September 30 | 7pm (all ages) & 9pm (19+) | The Arts Centre, Whistler
He is one of the most aggressive and talented freeskiers of our age. Born and raised in the Whistler backcountry, with a bloodline alive with adventure and a style carved from the landscape itself, Kye Petersen is about to blow the doors off big mountain skiing. Numinous visually explores the relationships and connections with the natural world that are necessary to safely dance with mountain faces covered in snow. A ski film by Dendrite Studios.
artswhistler.com/event/numinous-whistler-premier.

DETAILS

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Phone: 604.935.8410 | Email: info@artswhistler.com
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THE PEOPLE

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Executive Director: Maureen Douglas

ABOUT ARTS WHISTLER

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Creativity is in our nature. Discover it in yours. Arts Whistler is passionate about Whistler, about arts, and about making arts and culture an integral part of day-to-day life. Operating out of the Maury Young Arts Centre in the heart of Whistler Village, Arts Whistler runs a variety of creative classes, showcases an exciting lineup of live shows for the Arts Whistler Live!, and hosts year-round, free-admission exhibits in The Gallery supporting local artists and their craft. Annual events include the Whistler Children’s Festival, Whistler Street Entertainment, Arts Whistler’s Holiday Market, ArtWalk, and Art on the Lake. Arts Whistler creates bold, inspiring, and engaging experiences and supports an arts and culture sector in Whistler that’s welcoming, accessible, and collaborative.Arts Whistler supports the arts community with an emphasis on collaborative efforts including the Pop-Up Art Studio, the Cultural Connector project, and rotating exhibitions from Whistler artists in The Gallery at the Arts Centre.

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